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· April, 2007

Stories about South Asia from April, 2007

India: Incompetent Cricket Council

Almost as good as chocolate is rather miffed with the ‘Incompetent Cricket Council’. “With Australia having pretty much won the tournament (Sri Lanka needed 63 runs required from 18 balls...

Sri Lanka: Cricket and LTTE

LTTE choses to attack on the day that Sri Lanka played for World Cup. Vindicated13 says “Last night all us Sri Lankans both at home and away came together to...

Nepal: About Mohan Gopal Khetan

Nepali Netbook on how the country has lost not only a businessman but also a nationalist. “Mohan Khetan could not have achieved his business successes without at least some of...

Nepal: Violence against Education

Nepal Monitor has a summary of a report by UNESCO on violence against education. “In Nepal, 145 teachers and 344 students were killed between 13 February 1996 and 31 December...

Bangladesh: Water Bully

The 3rd World View on the Farakka Barrage. “Construction of the Farakka Barrage was started by India in 1960 unilaterally violating the international norms of any construction for diversion of...

India: The other side of gender

Responding to issue of a gender bias in the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), The Other Side presents well, the other side – by pointing to what appears to be the...

Sri Lanka: LTTE and the Government

Indi.ca explains LTTE's strategy. “The LTTE is the most efficient terrorist organization ever. They don’t even hit anything, they just take off or hit something nearby, the government panics, and...

Nepal: The Diplomatic Act

Nepali Netbook attempts deciphering diplomatic due processes. “The fact that Chinese Ambassador Zheng Xianglin became the first foreign envoy to present his credentials to Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala contained...

Sri Lanka: Art and Children

cerno attends an art competition awards ceremony and is struck by the children present. “The majority of these kids were from rural schools. A string of Mahavidyalayas, Madya Maha Vidyalayas,...

India: No Kiss for Gere

A kiss on stage leads to much trouble for Richard Gere and Shilpa Shetty. Desidabba has more. “I simply can’t comprehend on what basis the chief judicial magistrate found the...

India: Women and Engineering Institutes

nanopolitan about the possible inherent bias against women in the Joint Entrance Examination to some of the premier engineering institutes in India. “Finally, since when have we started allowing our...

Pakistan: Roadmap to Peace

At The Pakistani Spectator, an Indian living in Doha talks of the roadmap to peace. “In my conversations with both Pakistani and Indian taxi drivers is that both Indians and...

India: Meeting a Star

Sheetal Goel meets a superstar and is rather smitten. “For those who don't know me, here's something you need to know. Shah Rukh Khan was my first love, at the...

India: Folding Up

Munjal Shah, the CEO of Riya explains the decision to close their Bangalore office. “The costs of having two offices, which are twelve time zones apart, is significant. People in...

India: Politics and Technology

Blogging about IT and technology is common topic for many Indian bloggers. The technology sector is the engine that is pulling the great Indian train forward in fits and starts and...

India: Provoked

An Anthropologist Wannabe on the film Provoked. “Having said that however, I think the movie should be seen because it speaks very strongly about domestic violence suffered by women. And...

Sri Lanka: An unlikely Cricket Fan

The World Cup makes an otherwise indifferent person a cricket fan. “I was surprised by my own enthusiasm because honestly I still don't care much for the sport. It being...

Bhutan: Feeling unlucky? Get a dog.

Visit Bhutan compiles an interesting list of popular Bhutanese beliefs! “Keeping dogs as pet is advisable as they act as a recipient of all the bad luck and curse of...

Nepal: Law and Order

Blogdai spells out Nepal's last option – establishing law and order. “We have NO effective form of government. We have murderous Maoists on the verge of ascending to the highest...

Nepal: April Revolution, a year after.

Kathmandu Speaks reflects on the April Revolution a year after. “Here it is about Madhesi representation and the unfinished revolution. There is an element of truth in all the allegations...

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Rezwan is the South Asia editor. Email him story ideas or volunteer to write.


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